Presented by the Tower Theatre Company

24th June – 2nd July

Tuesdays – Saturdays 7.30pm
Sundays at 4pm

By Diane Samuels
Directed by Angharad Ormond

Following a successful run earlier in the year Tower Theatre Company’s production of Kindertransport is transferring to Upstairs at the Gatehouse.

Set against the backdrop of the holocaust and the transportation of thousands of Jewish children, Kindertransport deals with the fragile but resilient bond between mothers and daughters. Diane Samuels’ play about one woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past is a modern classic exploring separation, attachment and identity.


“a superlative production… Incredible staging and production values and great onstage soundscapes”
“a terrific production – so imaginative and moving”
“spellbinding performances”
“powerful, moving and strikingly, shockingly relevant”
“an outstanding show”
“this imaginative, empathetic production achieved deep and heartfelt emotion”

Eva : Katrin Larissa Kasper
Helga : Clare Joseph
Evelyn : Ruth Sullivan
Faith : Rachel Causer
Lil : Amanda Waggott
Ratcatcher / Guard / Officer /Postman : Paul Willcocks
Ensemble : Annemarie Fearnley


Sunday 25th June @ 6:15pm
Free to ticket holders
Now and Then: Historical and Political Perspectives
Hosted by Martin Mulgrew, Artistic Director of Tower Theatre
Guests: Ruth Barnett
Second guest TBC

Ruth was born in 1935 in Berlin, Germany. In 1939, aged four, Ruth and her seven-year-old brother arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport. Over the next ten years, Ruth and her brother lived with three foster families and in a hostel. Ruth was a secondary school teacher for 19 years and a psychotherapist for 28 years.

Friday 30th June @ 9:45pm
Free to ticket holders
Meet the Team Behind the Scene: Director and Playwright
Hosted by Ian Grant
Guests: Angharad Ormond and Diane Samuels

Angharad was born in York in 1983. She studied Psychology at the University of Birmingham and completed one year acting training at Drama Studio London. She has been involved in theatre as actor, director and practitioner and is currently training as a Clinical Psychologist; She is particularly interested in how drama, creativity and innovation can meet evidence based practice to improve service delivery for marginalised groups.
Diane was born in Liverpool in 1960. She attended Jewish schools in Liverpool from nursery to age 18, read history at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and then PGCE in Drama at Goldsmith’s college, London. She teaches creative writing for all ages and abilities and is currently writer in residence at Grafton Primary school in Islington, north London. Her award-winning play Kindertransport has been produced all over the world since its London premier in 1993.

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